Asus’ ROG Zephyrus G14 is likely one of the hottest mainstream gaming laptops round, and its 2023 iteration is bound to be one of the crucial anticipated releases of this upcoming 12 months. Not solely is it one of some gaming laptops that may present all-day battery life but in addition it’s one among very few 14-inch gaming rigs that may obtain aggressive body charges on many fashionable video games.
It’s exhausting to think about how Asus may enhance on what was already such a profitable package deal. But the corporate has discovered maybe the one factor the G14 was actually lacking — and albeit, it’s been a very long time coming. This 12 months, the 14-inch Zephyrus could have a Mini LED show possibility.
Mini LED ought to actually be in additional laptops by now. Unlike typical LCD screens, which use the identical group of lights to challenge a whole picture (or very massive parts of it), Mini LED shows embody many clusters of tiny diodes (known as “local dimming zones”), which may brighten or darken independently as wanted. The expertise is one thing of a bridge between LCD and OLED (the place every particular person pixel is self-illuminating).
You can in all probability think about how a lot of a distinction this might make with sport visuals, particularly relating to blacks. I can very a lot see this show being an enormous think about many individuals’s selections to purchase the G14 this 12 months.
As it occurs, the G14 would be the first 14-inch laptop computer to incorporate Asus’ Nebula HDR shows (which have beforehand solely been out there on the Flow X16 and the dual-screen Zephyrus Duo 16). It has 504 dimming zones, and Asus claims it’s going to attain 600 nits of peak brightness. This, to be clear, could be ludicrously vivid for a gaming laptop computer, so I’m assuming that quantity refers to peak HDR.
The G14’s insides are additionally getting some tweaks, although there’s nothing wholly surprising. Interestingly, it appears that evidently the road has moved again to Nvidia GPUs after being all AMD final 12 months. That means no extra AMD SmartShift; the brand new mannequin does have an MUX change with Nvidia’s Advanced Optimus. Asus may even proceed to promote a mannequin with the foolish little animated dot matrix on its lid, which provides an absurd amount of cash to the worth — but when broadcasting messages to folks out of your laptop computer lid all day is an important a part of your life, I respect it.
If you want the appear and feel of the G14 however need one thing greater, Asus can be launching a brand-new Zephyrus G16. This seems to be very very similar to a barely greater model of the G14, and I assume it’s changing the G15 (which Asus doesn’t seem like refreshing right now). The new G16 will likely be an Intel / Nvidia manufacturing, nevertheless, and received’t have the Nebula HDR show. It could have QHD decision and a 240Hz refresh charge.
I hope to get my arms on the brand new G14 shortly so I can see for myself how a lot of a distinction the Mini LED display screen actually makes. We’ll additionally should see what that does to the G14’s worth — which has been very aggressive up to now. We in all probability received’t have that data till nearer to launch, which is at the moment set for Q2 of this 12 months.
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